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Tanks of the Ukrainian armed forces make a crossing during a withdrawal near the village of Nyzhnje in Luhansk region early in October. Photograph: Reuters

A charity providing medical care to victims of conflict in Donetsk has been ordered to immediately stop its activities after its accreditation was wit(...)

Surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters/Medecins Sans Frontieres

International medical organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres has condemned the “horrific aerial bombing” by US forces of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghan(...)

The WHO’s director general, Margaret Chan, said: “Countries affected to date simply don’t have the capacity to manage an outbreak on this scale on their own.” Photograph: EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

The World Health Organisation declared the west African Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency yesterday, demanding an “extraordinary(...)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (right) meets UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane in Damascus.

UN inspectors are set to begin investigations today into allegations chemical weapons were deployed east of Damascus last week.The agreement between D(...)

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières had teamed up with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to organise the cancelled two-day conference in Bahrain to examine “medical ethics and dilemmas in situations of political discord or violence”.

Permission for a conference on medical ethics planned for Bahrain was verbally withdrawn by members of the Bahrain government, medical charity (...)